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Sweet Shop Expanding from Millerton to Great Barrington

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Millerton Card & Candy, the whimsical Dutchess County sweet shop that is always filled with surprises like these Easter basket tchotchkes, is planning to open a branch on Main Street in Great Barrington, MA. “I’ve wanted to expand for the longest time,” says Robin Helfand, who has been running a gourmet emporium, Millerton Market, for nearly four years on Millerton’s gentrifying Main Street. “One my suppliers, who knew that I wanted to expand, called me at home on a Saturday morning when he read in the Berkshire Eagle that White Knight Records was going out of businessmen,” she says. “Two hours later, I tracked down the owner of the building who was in Mexico,” says Helfand. “Two days later, I was in his office. Two weeks later, I signed a lease.”  Helfand sees similarities between Millerton and Great Barrington. “It’s good to be in a town with a movie theater, which brings people in,” she says. Helfand hopes her latest venture, which will sell old-fashioned candies and chocolates from several local artisans, will be ready to open by Memorial Day weekend.

Millerton Card & Candy
28 Main Street, Millerton, NY, 518-789-8669
Monday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM

Millerton Market
, 22 Main Street, Millerton, NY, 518-789-6677
Monday - Sunday 7 AM - 7 PM (365 days a year)

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